Arthur E. Walker, III was born on January 18th, 1971 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He is the oldest of four children to Marsha and Arthur E. Walker, Jr. and the grandson of 1997 Construction Management Founders Society Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (Posthumous), Arthur E. “Easy” Walker. While growing up in Mt. Sterling, Arthur was active in baseball, basketball, soccer, and football. However, his passion and activity of choice was golf, a sport he dreamed of playing in college and professionally.
Arthur graduated from Montgomery County High School in 1989, and that fall enrolled at the University of Kentucky to pursue, following the advice of his father, a Business Degree and golf career. After his freshman year and failure to qualify for the UK golf team, Arthur transferred into the Civil Engineering Department of the College of Engineering. While attending UK, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. In May of 1994, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Continuing a tradition, after graduation, he immediately joined The Walker Company, the family business owned by his father and founded by his grandfather Easy in 1933.
Arthur’s first project was the construction of Eagle Trace Golf Course and surrounding residential development in Morehead, Kentucky, a first for The Walker Company. During the next several years, Arthur’s role within his company entailed the oversight of specialty projects focusing on excavation and grading work. Examples of these projects include the design and excavation of the slope for the underground operations at Bourbon Limestone Company in Paris, Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government mandated formal closure of The Old Frankfort Pike Landfill in Lexington.
In the fall of 2003, Arthur was named Vice-President of The Walker Company and manager of the Civil Construction Division, the transportation and infrastructure arm of the company. Currently, the primary customer for this division is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the work within it includes highway grading, paving, and bridge construction projects. His responsibilities include estimating, scheduling, general project oversight and management for 120 personnel. During 2004, The Walker Company had over $40 million dollars of open construction contracts with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. These contracts included a 3-mile Interstate 64 rehabilitation project in Bath County, two 4-mile Kentucky Route 11 realignment projects in Bath County, and a 4- mile US 460 realignment project in Montgomery County.
Arthur is currently a director for the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association and serves on the board as a director for Traditional Bank. He is a member of the Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Sterling. Although now a hobby, he still enjoys playing golf.
Arthur is married to the former Lisa LaLonde, a 1992 UK College of Education graduate. They currently reside in Mt. Sterling and are the very proud (and tired) parents of one son, Arthur IV (7 yrs.), and four daughters, Carly (5 yrs.), Alex (4 yrs.), Bailey (3 yrs.), and Chloe (2 yrs). Although admittedly crazy at times, Arthur considers his wife and children the ultimate blessing.